The CAFO Blog

Roberta Tonn: Hospitality for Baby Lambs and for a Kid Down the Road

Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn is new children’s book about 344 people working together to solve a big problem and is illustrated by 344 different people who are counting on the power of unity to bring hope to over 400,000 kids in foster care. This is the 4th in a series of posts about […]


Dramatic Growth in Christian Investment in Orphan Care

Giving by Christians to care for orphaned and vulnerable children has grown significantly since 2010 – rising much faster than charitable giving overall. Recently-released data shows last year was no exception. Charitable giving by all Americans grew by a strong 3.8 percent in 2015. But the new ECFA “State of Giving Report” (reporting on 2015 […]


How to Rule Your Technology (So It Won’t Rule You)

This strays a bit from the typical focus of this blog.  But I’ve become convinced that there is no gift more rare or precious today than our full, whole-hearted attention.  And if we desire to give that gift — in mentoring or fostering, in loving our spouse or nurturing our kids — we simply must […]


Just Love

Guest Post by Debbie Croft | Executive Assistant to the President, CAFO. It was less than two weeks before Christmas. With an elementary-age daughter at home, we had made our wishes known in specific terms: girls only, no infants, no teens. And we wanted to adopt. But at a community concert a foster parent told […]


Donna Ostry: Farmer Herman’s Bride Shines Brightly

Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn is new children’s book about 344 people working together to solve a big problem and is illustrated by 344 different people who are counting on the power of unity to bring hope to over 400,000 kids in foster care. This is the 3rd in a series of posts about […]


12th Gift of the 12 Days of Christmas for YOU!

This year, we’d like to give you “12 Days of Christmas” from the Christian Alliance for Orphans. It’s been an incredible year — we are so thankful for you and all the ways God’s people are rising for orphans around the world! Enjoy these 12 Days of gifts from us to you. On the twelfth […]


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